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Ganko

Olivier Rivière

Ganko Bottle
Appellation
Rioja
Variety
Garnacha, Mazuelo
Age of Vines
60-90 years
Farming
Organic with biodynamic practices, some purchased is sustainably farmed
Soil
Sandy red clay
Altitude
600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks
Aging
16–18 months in foudre and French oak demi-muids

Overview

Ganko is another nickname that Olivier has acquired but this one came from his Japanese importer. It means “stubborn”, which is a useful trait for any outsider, especially one making wine his own way in Rioja. Ganko comes from a site at 600 meters in elevation near the village of Cárdenas in Rioja Alta. Here Olivier farms 60–90 year old Garnacha and Mazuelo in sandy and ferrous, red clay soils. Olivier considers this wine to be his 1er Cru Village Rioja.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 Ganko

Source: JS

96

2016 Ganko

Source: JS

93

2016 Ganko

Source: VM

95

2016 Ganko

Source: WA

94+

2015 Ganko

Source: WA

95

2015 Ganko

Source: JS

94

2014 Ganko

Source: WA

Rioja, Spain
  • Location
    Rioja, Spain
  • Appellation
    Rioja
  • Proprietor
    Olivier Rivière
  • Winemaker
    Olivier Rivière
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350–1000 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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